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Gay Sex before Zippers

Published 1995

Harry Hay describes gay sex when BVD's were still predominant underwear, before zippers in the 1930s... men would meet at Presidio guardhouse and go into the bushes.

Run time 54"
Producer Chris Carlsson
Production Company Shaping San Francisco
Sponsor Shaping San Francisco
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information


Reviewer: kumarihpx - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 21, 2015
Subject: Ty!
Absolutely fabulous
Reviewer: mysticx0 - favorite - May 14, 2010
Subject: weird guy
this guy was confused about everything, constantly played the victim role and joined every group he came across (no pun intended) whether it was communists, indians, hippies...and on and on.

so he was gay...who cares. they always need a headline to feel important. plenty of people dont care and some celebrate it but thats never enough. everyone MUST like everything gay people do or stand for and if you dont you get labeled something that ends with -ist or -phobe.

those fighting for tolerance are always the most intolerant.
Reviewer: Confessor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 14, 2010
Subject: Fantastic!
I loved this guy! It really is super to hear those who came before us, discuss what it was like to be gay. I just wish this had been longer!! And kudos to the filmmaker for recording this for posterity.
Reviewer: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan - - October 29, 2009
Subject: *review deleted
*review deleted by reviewer*
Reviewer: MsBrainDamage - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 12, 2008
Subject: yay!
thats awesome that this guy is talking about this
Reviewer: kegreene - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 28, 2008
Subject: Ain't History Grand?!?!?!
It’s so terrific to hear older gay men discuss life well before Stonewall. Congratulations to the folks who collected this oral history. Also, it’s so sad to read the bigoted remarks left by other viewers. So many people think its fine to express unbridled bigotry against gay men and lesbians. They are the same sort who expressed ignorant bigotry against African Americans in the past.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 7, 2008
Subject: We owe it all to Calvin Klen
Mr. Hay talks about how Oral was better then Oral, just because the UNDERWEAR WAS SO CUMBERSOME BACK THEN. Unbuttoning the BVDS was such a chore! (clucks tongue)
Reviewer: it_www - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2007
Subject: reality check
technology is not all eletronic!!!
Reviewer: kalyazzdi - favoritefavorite - October 6, 2006
Subject: xf
Reviewer: kc0ltv - favorite - April 26, 2006
Subject: Disgusting wonder sodomy was illegal.
Reviewer: ufolawyer1 - favoritefavorite - April 22, 2006
Subject: Question of Content
I'm uncertain as to exactly what this film is all about.
First off, even school-age children are most certainly aware, reproduction can't arise from the sole act of having someone's nuts in your mouth.
Furthermore, I don't find the inappropriate use
of lederhosen amusing in the least, and neither should you.

Finally, a stark question posed in the film remains unanswered: Who was the mystery composer of the film's upbeat title song: "Cork me up the reamer, Milfred!" ?
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